I’m delighted to announce that the Honors College is again able to award a number of Honors Summer Housing Scholarships on a competitive basis this summer! You may apply for a housing scholarship to cover part of your housing in a double room in either TBH or MRH (apartment-style housing on the South Campus) for either the 4-week, 8-week, or entire 12-week 2015 summer session. Also, UIC Housing has also agreed to supplement this award with discounts for Honors students who are selected for this award. So, here are the available scholarships and discounts, which represents a substantial discount for summer housing:
4-WEEK SESSION: $500 Honors College award plus $100 Housing discount 8-WEEK SESSION: $1000 Honors College award plus $200 Housing discount 12-WEEK SESSION: $1500 Honors College award plus $300 Housing discount
Applicants must be engaged in either a UIC summer course(s) or faculty-supervised research at UIC.
To apply, please write a personal statement of up to 1 page (single-spaced) in which you
(a) specify which award you want (4, 8, or 12 weeks);
(b) explain exactly what you will be doing during the period of the summer session and its relevance for your academic or pre-professional goals
(c) provide personal or financial information justifying your level of financial need for this award (whether you would not be able to conduct the activity otherwise, whether the cost of the alternative commute or campus housing would constitute a hardship in any way, etc.)
Also attach supporting documentation such as a copy of your class enrollment verification, or brief note or email exchange from faculty member supervising your research.
Email the statement and supporting documentation (all together as one scanned document if possible) to Ms. Christina Ruiz at email@example.com by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 30. Use the subject line: SUMMER HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION [your name].
Note: This scholarship only covers housing and does NOT cover the cost of food (there are no regular dining services during the summer), tuition, transportation, research supplies, etc. Students receiving this scholarship will be expected to give back to the community of the Honors College and UIC Summer College by helping welcome students and prepare welcoming materials on select dates in July and early August, barring conflicts with class and research schedules.